Drugs and Alcohol

In St Helens agencies are working together to;

  • take action against those dealing drugs in our communities,
  • raise awareness of the risks of taking or becoming involved drugs,
  • ensure treatment services are effective and accessible.

What are we doing?

The following are just some of the initiatives we use to tackle drug and alcohol related crime:

  • Worked with our partner agencies to target and evict individuals from properties prior to drug-closure procedures.
  • Targeted Town Centre venues with a combination of enforcement action and awareness-raising.
  • Opened a recovery centre for offenders who want to become drug-free and increased support services through the commissioning of CGL (see below).
  • Review and revoke premises licences based on involvement in crime and disorder.
  • Utilised our CCTV system. The Police were informed of any incidents that may have escalated towards violence by CCTV operators.
  • Offenders with alcohol problems have successfully completed alcohol treatment programmes whilst under Probation supervision. 

More information on local help and support can be found here